Our day provides a thorough exploration of the Willamette Valley by starting early in the day and visiting the Valley's Eastern and Western regions, allowing you a glimpse of the traditional small-farm country that has defined the region since the first settlers put down roots at the end of the Oregon Trail. We keep our groups small; you may join a few other explorers (we limit our trips to ten guests) from all over the world. We’ll pick you up in a Mercedes Sprinter van from downtown Portland at a stop convenient to you, then head for the Valley! The morning is an exploration of the crown jewel of Oregon's State Parks - Silver Falls. This lush protected area is an ideal example of our region's rain forests. Short nature walks display the trees, ferns, mosses, and unique geology, leading you behind dramatic curtains of falling water. In the afternoon, we cross the Valley and experience world-famous pinot noir from different parts of the Willamette. We most often visit the sustainable estate at Left Coast Cellars, the views from Winter's Hill, and the hazelnut orchards of Laurel Ridge Winery before returning to town. Tasting fees, morning coffee/tea, lunch, and snacks are included.
Jeff, Jordan, Asia And Paul
I am a professional local guide, born and raised here in Portland. I'm a former National Park Ranger, current naturalist guide, and also a wine-lover. My aim is to pair these two passions in your Willamette Valley experience, making sure you don't just check the boxes that so often define a vacation, but that you get to truly understand the place that I call home. I love to combine natural and sophisticated experiences, so we start our days on the trail or the river, and end them at local wineries, where you can learn about our local pinot noir and other regional wine varietals.
Seasonal and local fare is provided for lunch at Left Coast Cellars.
Morning coffee/tea, soda water, and water in environmentally-responsible stainless steel bottles
All winery tasting fees are included
The forests and waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park, the largest in the state of Oregon. Left Coast Cellars, an estate winery with a commitment to sustainability. Winter's Hill Estate, a family-owned winery in the Dundee Hills with a sweeping view. Laurel Ridge Winery, with a diverse offering of wines.
Please let us know well in advance if you have a special diet or allergies. To contact us before your tour, call 503 252 1931.
Willamette Valley Waterfalls & Wine